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Forest City releases its first Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Report based on Global Reporting Initiative guidelines
Press Release

CLEVELAND, Aug. 27, 2013 / 3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Forest City Enterprises, Inc., (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today announced that the company has released its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. Titled "Built on Purpose," the report received an Application Level B in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines. GRI is the leading global framework for CSR reporting.

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UPS Reports Reduction of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sets 2017 Goal of 1 Billion Alternative Fuel Miles
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ATLANTA, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today released its annual Sustainability Report announcing that while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.  Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries.

NiSource Issues 2012 Sustainability Report

Report documents progress in support of its Sustainability Strategy
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MERRILLVILLE, Ind., July 24, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today issued its annual Sustainability Report, highlighting the company's progress in building a more enduring and sustainable company across five key dimensions, including the environment, communities, customers, employees and shareholders.

The complete report and individual strategy-specific components are available online at www.nisource.com/sustainability.

Monsanto Company Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

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ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2012 Sustainability Report. The report focuses both on how the company operates its business and how it is working with partners to help with the challenge of feeding 9 billion people expected to inhabit Earth by 2050.

Use CSRHub for Stock Picks?

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By Bahar Gidwani

A recent post on TriplePundit compared two companies using CSRHub.

Thanks for looking at CSRHub, as part of your investigation. As you know, we bring together hundreds of sources of sustainability information on more than 7,300 companies in 93 countries. Our goal is to create metrics that will help improve corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Rating Sustainably: Allen White & Mark Tulay

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Consumers are becoming more eco-conscious and little by little, investors are too. A company that shows regular profits might look like a sound investment, but if that company engages in irresponsible practices that are likely to create an environmental catastrophe, investors should know about it. Not only would investing in that company promote irresponsible behavior, it might well yield poor returns when the company finds itself facing multiparty lawsuits.

Highlights from the New GRI G4 Guidelines

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By James Margolis, Partner; ERM Group Inc.

GRI Global Conference,  May 22, 2013

Turning ‘We Don’t Report’ into ‘We Do’

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By Bahar Gidwani

We were recently invited by our friends at Trucost to moderate a webinar with the above title.  Our shared goal was to encourage more companies to start reporting their sustainability performance.

AEP Releases 2013 Corporate Accountability Report

Report highlights fuel mix projections, features new interactive app
Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has released its 2013 Corporate Accountability Report, an overview of its strategy and business performance. The web-based report, available at www.AEPSustainability.com, is complemented by a new interactive app available on iTunes, a link to which is included on the website.

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